Each day, we curate a bite-sized round-up of the best industry news from across the world. We search the web for the latest hospitality updates and travel trends, so you don’t have to. Get comfortable with a coffee and start each morning with our daily must-reads
1. Six out of 10 business trips are now ‘bleisure’ trips
Combining business travel with a leisure component has become a rising trend, with six out of 10 business trips now adding on extra vacation days. “Today’s ‘laptop and latte’ breed of employee is increasingly mobile and fluid with their travel plans, looking to strike a balance between business and leisure travel – bleisure,” says Nuno Guerreiro, Regional Manager, Canada for Booking.com.
2. No-deal Brexit could see five million fewer outbound holidays in 2022, says report
A ’no-deal’ Brexit scenario would hit the outbound leisure travel market badly, as millions of Brits would choose to stay at home and not book overseas holidays, according to research released by World Travel Market London.
3. Millennial travellers put Instagram ahead of debauchery, research reveals
Posting the perfect Instagram pic on holiday is more important to young adults than debauchery, reveals research released by World Travel Market London. The research found that 38% of travellers aged 25-34 say they post online more than once a day while on holiday, with 37% of those aged 18-14 posting once a day.
4. Booking.com creates new filters and tools for short-term rental partners
At the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) International Conference in Las Vegas, Booking.com announced key enhancements for professional short-term rental partners. In addition, Booking.com is launching new tools for the partners, focused on the specific, unique needs of this segment.
5. Lessons from Boracay on sustainable tourism
Boracay has recently reopened after being closed to tourists for six months. “The Boracay experience is the ultimate lesson in balancing development and protecting the environment. The lessons learned here are not for Boracay alone but also for the other island destinations around our beautiful country,” says tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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